Real Madrid and Manchester City advance to the Quarterfinals

Surprise in the Champions League: Paris St. Germain was eliminated in the round of 16. In the end, Real Madrid were just too strong. In the other game, Manchester City didn’t miss a beat and are now in the quarter-finals.

They failed again: Paris St. Germain was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Despite a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the first leg, despite a 1-0 lead in the second leg – in the end Real played the Parisians against the wall and won 3-2. Because the king of the royals scored three times: Karim Benezma (61st/76th/78th). Kylian Mbappé had scored the goal for PSG (39th).

This is how the game went:

Mbappé, that was the very bad news for Real at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, got fit in time and completed the dream storm again with Lionel Messi and Neymar. Due to his explosiveness, the world champion quickly had dangerous shots, his first goal (34th) was canceled due to an offside position, as was another later (54th).

Once, however, he struck regularly into the short goalkeeper corner (39th), Real defender David Alaba had delivered the long corner for Thibaut Courtois. Benzema (62nd) initially scored the flattering equalizer after a blatant mistake by Paris goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Then Benzema, who couldn’t be stopped at all, scored two more goals (76’/78′). For PSG and its Qatari investors, the pursuit of the title remains unfulfilled.

Man City doesn’t let anything burn

In the second game of the evening, Manchester City also advanced to the quarter-finals with a 0-0 draw against Sporting Lisbon. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team clearly won the first leg in Lisbon 5-0.

Guardiola made six changes from his team’s triumphant 4-1 win over Manchester United three days earlier in the league derby. As a result, in addition to Gündogan, the only 19-year-old defender CJ Egan-Riley rotated into the starting lineup of the Citizens for his premier class debut.

The clear constellation through the first leg before the change of sides was clearly noticeable for both teams in their limited enthusiasm. Apart from a chance for the hosts through Raheem Sterling (39th), scoring chances remained scarce in the first half.

Shortly after the break, Gabriel Jesus met for the British. But because the video evidence revealed the shooter was offside, the goal didn’t count. In the second half, too, both teams acted largely uninspired and reeled off their workload more or less listlessly.